Sunday, November 15, 2015
Review: Puccini's Manon Lescaut - Deutsche Oper Berlin
The production itself is a revival , done by Gilbert Deflo. The stage and costumes looked like a cheaper simplified version of the more classic productions we see at the Met or Royal Opera House. Nothing impressive. But we're not here for that, instead for the diva: Sondra Radvanovsky.
Thank God, Stefano La Colla, our Des Grieux, could balance this amazing performance. Although seemed quite stiff on stage, I wouldn't complain a lot in the vocal department.
The rest of the cast is solid. The chorus displayed a fascinating performance - bravo!
Conclusion: viva Radvanovsky!